After having held the top spot in the Worldwide MMA heavyweight rankings for years, Fedor Emelianenko lost to Fabricio Werdum last Saturday, which leads to the debate over who deserves the top spot.
Is it still Fedor?
He's still has a better record over the past seven years than the other fighters who will receive recognition. But what noteworthy opponents has Fedor beaten during that time?
His only loss ever is to Werdum—a Top 10-ranked heavyweight.
Take a look at who he has defeated.
Brett Rogers—a Top 10 guy at the time coming off of a win over Andrei "the Pitbull" Arlovski—a former top contender.
Tim Sylvia—arguably past his prime at the time, though a former UFC champion.
Hong-Man Choi—a towering competitor posing new challenges.
In addition to these elite fighters, he also defeated Mark Coleman, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, and Minotauro Nogueira.
With those wins to his credit, Fedor shouldn't be dropped out of the top spot.
The following slides give the GuysNation.com perspective on the rest of the heavyweights and their cases for overtake Fedor Emelianenko for the top spot.